Easy to grow with a delicate sweet scent.
Delicate rose flowers mature to a lilac blue. Grow in borders or pots, especially near the house to enjoy the delicate sweet scent.
A beautiful and profusely flowering annual, it is probably one of the easiest of all plants to grow.
Growing to about 20 cm, it makes a mass of fragrant four petalled (cruciform) flowers.
It is native in Greece and Albania and may be naturalized elsewhere in Mediterranean Europe where it occurs in maritime sandy habitats and in waste places. (info source: wikipedia.org)
Genus - Malcolmia
Species - Maritima
Variety - Spring Sparkle
Common name - Virginia Stock
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 0,20 m
Spread - 0,10 m
Plant type - Hardy Annual
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Well drained, humus-rich
Water requirements - Average water
Landscape uses - Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Bloom season - Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Rose to lilac blue
Sow seeds outside from March to June in a prepared seed bed in flowering position.
Cover lightly with 5 mm of fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist.
Germination in 14-21 days.
Make 2-3 sowings for a longer flowering season.
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